#4 – Investing in ETFs in Canada

In this episode, the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist sample a couple of beers and discuss how they have decided to invest within the limitations of the Canadian investment system. If you found this podcast you’re probably familiar with the FI/RE movement that has grown in popularity recently. Here at the FI Garage, we’re all on the path to FI, however, we consider the RE part optional.

Beer #1 – SnowblindBrewed & Bottled in Fernie by Fernie Brewing Co.

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Index Mutual Funds and ETFs:

TD E-SeriesQuestrade ETFs (all Vanguard)
TDB 908 – Nasdaq index
TDB 900 – Canadian index
TDB-906 – Euro index
TDB 909 – CDN Bond
TDB 911 – International Index

VGRO – Growth Asset Allocation
VFV – S&P 500
VUN – US Total Market
VCN – Canadian Index
VIU – Developed world ex NA
VEE – Emerging markets

  • The Accountants Retirement Portfolio:
TD E-Series Virtual Brokers ETFs (Vanguard )
TDB 900 – Canadian Index
TDB 903 – US Index
TDB 911 – International Index
VUN – US Total Market
VDY – Canadian High Yeild Dividend
VIU – Developed world ex NA
  • The Economist wrote about the ETFs he plans to buy in 2019 here

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1 Comment

  1. Thanks for sharing your personal experiences with such a wide variety of brokerages. The commentary about QTrade and Virtual Brokers was helpful for me. I’ve heard of them, but they’re not discussed often. (Sounds like there are good reasons for that!)

    Keep up the great work guys!

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